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David P. Rowland papers, 1865, 1899
The Civil War ambrotype in the David P. Rowland papers is one of a series taken on April 14, 1865, commemorating the end of the U.S. Civil War by the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Anderson, the fort's commander, had lowered the flag when the fort fell to Confederate forces on April 14, 1861, in the Civil War's first battle. Anderson returned five years later, having been promoted to Major General. Accompanied by the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Anderson raised the same flag he had lowered at Fort Sumter's surrender.
The Rowland letter from Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) submits Washington's annual report to the Board of Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. Washington, a former slave, was the first leader of the school, now Tuskegee University, which was founded in 1881 as a teachers' college for African American students.
The David P. Rowland papers consist of one half-plate ambrotype photograph showing the raising of the United States flag at Fort Sumter on April 14, 1865. In addition is Booker T. Washington's letter submitting his annual report to the Board of Trustees of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, dated November 1, 1899.
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David P. Rowland Papers, 1865, 1899, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, May 2019.